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Ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥakam
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, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAbd al-Ḥakam b. Aʿyan, Abu ’l-Ḳāsim, the earliest Arab historian of Egypt whose work has survived, was a member of a notable Egyptian family. His father, ʿAbd Allāh (died 214 = 830), was very learned in tradition and jurisprudence, and the author of books in these fields; he was the head of the Mālikite school in Egypt, and was also associated with the Ḳāḍī as censor of witnesses. His four sons were all men of importance: Muḥammad, widely celebrated as a jurist and author, and his father’s successor as leader of the Mālikites of Egypt; ʿAbd …

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Torrey, C. C., “Ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥakam”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2927>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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